Course: European Cinematography 1

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Course title European Cinematography 1
Course code KFI/DEK1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kastner Jan, Mgr.
Course content
Basic phases of the progress. First movies (documentary pictures of ordinary reality). First scenic picture. Meliés' film fantasies. Porter's simultaneously recorded temporaly overlaping scenes. Silent cinematography in Europe (France - impresionistic and surrealistic avangard, Germany - cinematic expresionism, USSR - cinema - truth, Scandinavia). Sound film (the origin of coloured celluloid, the genesis of movie genres). Italian neorealism of the 40's and 50's (Cesare Zavattini, Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio de Sica). French new wave of the 50's and 60's (Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rhomer; Alan Resnais, Agnes Varde, Chris Marker; new type of dramatic art - Jean-Paul Belmondo). British free cinema of the 50's and 60's (influenced by British civilism of the 30's - Lindsay Anderson, Tony Richardson, John Schlesinger, Karel Reis, Jack Clayton). New German movie of the 60's (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Volker Schlöndorff, Alexander Kluge, Margaritta von Rott, Wim Wenders). Modern streams of the end of the 20th century. Production in the countries of so-called socialist camp. Production in ex-countries of so-called socialist camp after the fall of communism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
By passing the course student will gain the survey of forming and particular phases of European cinematography. He will orientate himself in the problems of cinematographical culture and its place in European art tradition.
teaching methods
Lecture
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Kronika filmu. Praha, 1995.
  • Aristarco, Guido. Dějiny filmových teorií. Praha, 1968.
  • Bernard, Jan; Frýdlová, Pavla. Malý labyrint filmu : Pro čtenáře od 12 let. 1. vyd. Praha : Albatros, 1988.
  • Jewsiewicki, Wladyslaw. Příručka dějin světového filmu. Praha, 1968.
  • Kupšč, J. Malé dějiny filmu. Praha, 1999.
  • Plazewski Jerzy. Filmová řeč. Praha, 1967.
  • Sadoul, Gerges. Dějiny světového filmu. Praha, 1963.
  • Smrž, Karel. Dějiny filmu. Praha, 1933.
  • Toeplitz, Jerzy. Dějiny filmu. Díl 1., 1895-1918. Praha : Panorama, 1989. ISBN 80-7038-016-0.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 3 Winter